May to hold talks with Juncker


British Prime Minister Theresa May is in Brussels today to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, as her Brexit deal continues to be the subject of intense debate in the UK and around Europe.

At the summit on Sunday morning, the 27 EU leaders will be asked to approve a declaration specifically excluding Gibraltar from future EU-UK treaties – while leaving open the possibility that London could negotiate with Madrid on deals for Gibraltar.

After a little more than an hour of talks among themselves, the 27 EU leaders will meet around 11am to share with Mrs May two key documents – a treaty setting terms for an orderly British withdrawal on 29 March and an outline of how Britain can keep close to its biggest market by following some EU rules after a status-quo transition period ends in two to four years.

She will however, face an uphill struggle to have the agreement accepted by her own party and the British parliament.